Department: Materials Science And Engineering
Hometown: San Diego, CA
GCF Position: Language Conversation Exchange
I am a GCF for the Language Conversation Exchange (LCE), which is an organization dedicated to sharing language through conversation partnerships and informal events open to all members of the MIT community. The LCE holds a variety of lunches and afternoon breaks each semester, allowing people to meet and speak with others in a casual environment. The LCE also runs a website where users can set up language profiles and connect with other users to set up conversation partnerships and gain further language practice outside of our events.
How does your GCF project enhance the graduate student community?
The LCE’s lunch events are a great way for graduate students to get better acquainted with MIT by providing a friendly, stress-free environment to meet other members of the MIT community and to build language proficiency through conversational partnerships. Languages you can find at LCE lunches include Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Catalan, Japanese, English, Catalan, Taiwanese, Hebrew, French, Russian, Portuguese, German, and more.
What is your favorite part of working in your GCF position?
My favorite part of being an LCE GCF is getting to meet people outside of my department and practicing languages with new people at every event!